Lewes Historical Plaques

There are many cast iron plaques around Lewes, commemorating events, buildings and individuals. These have been put up by the Town Council, Friends of Lewes and others over the years, on various buildings and structures around the town. Some mark buildings with a particularly interesting history, and others the sites where some former use has disappeared.

The plaques are intended to inform visitors and residents of historic points of interest around Lewes and to help bring our history to life.

The Friends of Lewes completed a comprehensive survey of the plaques in Lewes in June 2013, and periodically updates its Friends of Lewes List of Plaques (January 2020 update )

Members of the public who have suggestions for other locations where a plaque should be installed are encouraged to send these to us via our Contact Page.